Romancing the Kicker by Catherine Lane

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Author: Catherine Lane


Can the first female kicker in the NFL and the team’s newest athletic trainer find love in this lesbian sports romance?

Parker Sherbourne has a talent for sports and seduction—and the body to prove it. When the High Rollers, the professional football team from Las Vegas, chase after her to be their point-after specialist, she jumps at the chance. Sure, the position is only a publicity stunt, but she has always been able to turn any situation to her advantage.

Carly Bartlett joins the Rollers as the newest athletic trainer and the only other female on the payroll. This dream job could bring the financial security her family desperately needs. The head trainer has only one warning: don’t get involved with a player. Not a problem. She doesn’t go for guys.

When Parker reaches out to Carly for treatment, sparks fly. Will Carly fall for Parker’s charms and put her own desires ahead of her family’s? Has Parker finally found the woman who’ll make her slow down and stop playing the angles?

With the macho world of football against them, can they beat the odds in this lesbian sports romance?

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Publication Date

December 2018


epub (for Kindle Reader/Kindle Apps, for iBooks, Nook etc.), mobi, and pdf


86,000 words




978-3-96324-130-7 (mobi), 978-3-96324-131-4 (epub), 978-3-96324-132-1 (pdf)


Ylva Publishing

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5 reviews for Romancing the Kicker by Catherine Lane

  1. Karola


    ***free ARC
    To be the first woman in a football team is pretty great, but what if most of the male players won‘t accept you? Even the coach isn‘t on your side, that makes life even harder. Catherine Lane has done a good job with describing fears, doubt, trust in someone else and the will to show everyone you‘re worth the chance to play. I liked that book very much.

  2. Betty Harmon


    Romancing the Kicker by Catherine Lane is a contemporary romance set in the sporting world of the National Football League. The two main characters are both hired to work for the Las Vegas High Rollers. Carly Bartlett joins the team as the only woman athletic trainer, and Parker Sherbourne is signed on as the first female kicker in the NFL. Because both women are now working in a male dominated environment, they both face resistance in the form of misogyny, discrimination, and outright hatred from some. This, plus an almost instant attraction brings the two women together. Both women are also fighting demons from their pasts, all of which creates first a friendship and later romance as the two try to find their way in this new and difficult journey.

    I will admit that I had problems with this book at the beginning and really through most of the first half of the story. I believe it was mostly because I couldn’t connect with the characters to start with. They did and said things in reaction to some of the discrimination I mentioned above that I could not understand. It wasn’t until I read further into the story that I began to see what the author was doing in the story. This is a lovely romance, but there are also serious discussions about women in the workplace and the things they sometimes have to contend with. Once I realized that was part of the plot, I began to see why the characters were saying and doing what they did. I also started to really like the story.

    This is a sweet romance. It is well written, and the characters are well-defined. There is obvious chemistry between the two, and the story is very interesting. I can recommend it to anyone who likes a good romance mixed with sports.

    I received an ARC from Ylva Publishing for an honest review.

  3. Terry DECKER


    I really enjoyed this book. I thought that Carly and Parker had sparks flying from the first time they met. I really liked the story line and thought it was cool when Parker found she didn’t want to treat Carly they way she normally treats the women she “dates”. I also like how Carly challenges herself to succeed. I think this also helps folks see adversity and challenge it. I also liked the program Parker sets up for young girls in sports. Romancing the Kicker is a great fast paced romance and i highly recommend it. I received a ARC of this book from Ylva.

  4. Sandra


    Parker Sherbourne will be the first woman who will play, as a kicker, in the National Football League. If the coach ever will let her play. At the same time, Carly Bartlett starts her new job as an athletic trainer for the same team. They are the only women on the team and they have to fight against some prejudices and homophobia. Their upbringing was in two separate worlds in the same country. Parker, the daughter of a hotel magnate, and Carly, who lives with her half-brother and her grandmother in a small room and both women have to work make ends meet.

    I liked the main characters very much, both have trouble with some issues in their private lives but once they become friends, they help each other to solve the problems and overcome their insecurities. There are some serious issues raised like homophobia and harassment in a male-dominated sport, or not to know who your father is. And the author handles all these issues very well.

    The romance is sweet, the chemistry strong and the dialogues were good. And Teddy and grandma Minnie Lee were great and funny secondary characters, I liked them a lot.

    It’s a sports romance, but most of the story plays off the field. You don’t have to know very much about football to follow the lead.

    My rating 4 stars

  5. petra


    Women in predominately male professions is always challenging, let alone on the sporting field!
    This book was a slow burn for me. There is definitely chemistry between the main characters. Parker and Carly are well developed characters and have enough depth to keep the story interesting. Off the sporting field is where the main action takes place.
    Teammates, coaches, bosses, friends and family are mixed together to enable the reader to get the whole picture of life on and off the field. I’m not that knowledgeable about American football but that did not hinder my understanding of the storyline.
    I received an arc in exchange for an honest review.

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